Our Ocean Conference Commitments

 (2015) The United States and Chile announced an agreement on a joint research and development effort to test two of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s newest generation Deep Ocean Assessment and Reporting of Tsunami (DART-4G) observational sensors.  The Chilean Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service of the Navy (SHOA), with NOAA experts, deployed the buoys from their new Cabo de Hornos research vessel and will maintain them over the next five years.  The DART 4G can be deployed directly over a seismically active area, giving the possibility of more lead time for coastal communities and others to prepare for a tsunami.  NOAA and SHOA also intend to provide assistance in best practices in tsunami forecasting, including evolving detection capabilities, modeling, and data management, for Pacific Ocean countries.